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GIVE Denver Launches Annual Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive

DENVER – Nov. 17, 2015 – GIVE Denver’s annual Adopt a Family, Teen or Senior Holiday Gift Drive is currently underway and accepting donations. Each year, this drive allows GIVE Denver to serve hundreds of families, teens and seniors in need, through the generosity of donors throughout the Denver area.

“There’s no better feeling than providing joy and hope to our clients in time for the holidays,” said Denver Human Services Executive Director Don Mares. “This holiday season, we are excited to build on the successes of years past and bring holiday joy to our gift recipients and donors alike.”

Since 2011, the annual holiday gift drive has served more than 5,000 people in need. In 2014 alone, GIVE Denver served 330 families, 84 teens and 112 seniors with holiday gifts. This week, 5280: The Denver Magazine highlighted the ongoing GIVE Denver gift drive as a “Top Charitable Pick” in their weekly “Get Involved” column.

Currently, GIVE Denver has already begun receiving nominations for families, teens and seniors in need of assistance for the holidays. GIVE Denver is currently looking for donors to adopt those families, teens and seniors, and donate general gifts or funds to help shop for those who are not adopted by a donor. Donors can drop off general gifts through Dec. 19 at GIVE Denver, 1200 Federal Blvd. Visit www.denvergov.org/GIVE for a complete list of drop off dates and times. Donations can also be dropped off at the Wellington Webb Building at 201 W. Colfax Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. General collection bins are located in the Webb Atrium.

GIVE Denver, the fundraising and donation program of Denver Human Services, leverages contributions from the public, volunteers and community partnerships to provide support to underprivileged individuals and families in crisis. GIVE Denver conducts three annual donation drives to support the operation of the GIVE Denver resource center at Denver Human Services where people in need are connected to community resources and basic necessities, such as hygiene items and vital documents. Additionally, GIVE Denver volunteers refer clients to community based service providers such as food pantries, clothing banks, programs providing utility and rental assistance and other lifeline resources.

To adopt a family, teen or senior, make a donation or for more information, please go to www.denvergov.org/GIVE or call (720) 944-GIVE.

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